Saturday, May 30, 2020

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book

Book:  On A Coastal Breeze
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre:  Amish Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2020

For Madison Grayson, life is good. Newly licensed as a marriage and family therapist, she can’t wait to start her practice. Despite the unfortunate shortage of eligible bachelors on the island–they’re all too young, too old, or too weird–Maddie feels like she’s finally found her sweet spot. Not even one panic attack in the last year. Not one.

And then Ricky O’Shea drops in. Literally. Floating down from the pure blue sky, the one man in the world she hoped never to see again–the one who’d been her archnemesis from kindergarten through her senior dance–parachutes into town, landing on Boon Dock, canopy draping behind him like a superhero. Ricky O’Shea. Now Pastor Rick, the new minister on Three Sisters Island.
Time to panic.

With wit and a bit of whimsy, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Three Sisters Island where family, forgiveness, and a second chance at love await.

Click here to get your copy!

My Thoughts:

It was nice to go back to Three Sisters Island and visit with the characters and to see the transformation of a once dying island into a tourist attraction again. All three sisters are back and we are seeped into each one of their lives. Cam is engaged now working feverishly to bring the island into the modern world. Blaine the youngest is back for Cam's wedding, but only that. Blaine is running from something and she is reluctant to let her family know.

Madison, the middle daughter, this is her time to shine. There is one section in the book where their father describes his daughters as certain types and breeds of dogs. He keeps that all to himself, but the comparison kept running through my head throughout the rest of the story. He certainly knows them.

Madison is starting out her marriage therapy counseling business and excited to do so. She has told her father she would stay and give her business a go on the island for a year. Madison is not one to take a lot of chances and she likes things just so. Unfortunately for her the new pastor, Rick O'Shea, is someone from her past she would like never to see again. Knowing him to bully her from kindergarten to one fateful night as seniors, Madison would really like to stay away from him.

I really enjoyed watching this love/hate relationship develop for Rick and Madison. It really was romantic and put me in mind of Anne and Gilbert just a little bit.

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among other novels. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @suzannewfisher.

More from Suzanne

Dear Reader,

The minute you step off the ferry and onto Three Sister Island, magic begins. Crisp ocean air acts like an elixir. Stress starts to evaporate, like a wisp of steam from a cup of hot tea. Happiness moves in, and you’ll feel more cheerful, more positive about the future.

And then there’s time! Somehow, there seems to be plenty of it.

Little things will catch your notice—finding seashells on the beach, watching waves crash against the rocks, gazing at the star-studded night sky.

Life just starts to slow down…and you wonder if you really want to ever leave Three Sisters Island.
Nor do you have to! That’s the beauty of books—they are the perfect escape. Always available, just waiting to be picked up. Always ready to transport you to a fresh and new state of mind.

On a Coastal Breeze is that kind of a read. The Grayson Family saga continues as they move to Three Sisters Island off the coast of Maine for a fresh start. Maddie Grayson takes center stage in this story. Life is finally coming together for Maddie. On the very day she opens her counseling practice, she spots a billowing skydiver. Parachuting in is Ricky O’ Shea—the one person on earth Maddie hoped she’d never see again. But Rick’s the new pastor for the island’s only church and he’s not about to leave. That’s when sparks start to fly.

Join me for a getaway by the sea that will leave you in a happy, relaxed, vacation-y state of mind…without leaving your home. Once you board the Never Late Ferry, even in your imagination, the island will take it from there.

Warmly, Suzanne

Blog Stops

By The Book, May 18
Artistic Nobody, May 19 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
Betti Mace, May 20
Remembrancy, May 24
Mary Hake, May 27
Simple Harvest Reads, May 28 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Bigreadersite, May 28
EmpowerMoms, May 30
Hallie Reads, May 31


To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of her book to five winners!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  2. I have read several Amish books by Suzanne, but really want to read this new contemporary series! Those covers draw you right into the scenery :-)

    Thank you for your review and participation in the blog tour. These books are going on my want-to-read list!

  3. Aww!! I've been so looking forward to reading On a Coastal Breeze!

  4. Wonderful review! This series sounds fantastic. Thank you for hosting.